Skyla Milton wears a soft cast on the arm that was shot when her pregnant mother was shot on Dec. 9. The 1-month-old baby and her mother Tiffany Davis are both doing well, father Phillip Milton said. Aunt Carolyn Milton said she's very happy that they're both okay.
A baby with the middle name Miracle turned one month old Wednesday.
Skyla Milton wears a soft cast on the arm that was shot when her pregnant mother was shot on Dec. 9.
“The bullet hit her right here in her forearm and it came out through her elbow right here,” father Phillip Milton said, gesturing. “So her forearm bone was broken also, and the elbow bone was broken. It was shattered like a piece of glass. I've seen the X-rays.”
After Tiffany Davis was shot outside an Overtown convenience store, Skyla had to be delivered four weeks early.
“She hasn't seen the baby, she hasn't gotten to hold the baby or nothing, she hasn't seen her. She's seen pictures,” Milton said.
Milton said he was first on the scene of the shooting where one man was killed and his baby's mother was shot in the head.
“Mom's doing good. Mom, she's making great progress also,” he said. “She's in therapy now, rehabilitation, so she can walk, she can speak. She's aware of everything. She's coherent.”
After what happened that night, Milton says he sees the world differently.
“There has to be something done about just anybody having a gun and anybody being able to just shoot whenever they feel like they need to, you know?” he said. “It’s kind of like a Catch-22, you know what I mean? It's like you need them and then you don't.”
His aunt is also helping care for Skyla while her mother recovers.
“It's a blessing to be through the tragedies,” Carolyn Milton said. “I'm very happy and can't explain in words how it feels that she's here and her mom is okay.”
Tuesday night was Skyla's first out of the hospital.
“She did well. She slept very, very well,” her father said. “All she wants to do is eat, so as long as I change her, keep her fed, she’s perfect, she's perfect.”